Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College
Why you should consider this program
Our distinctive programs in environmental policy, climate science and policy, environmental education, and sustainable business offer Fellows access to the knowledge, tools, methods of inquiry, professional development, courage, and ambition necessary to create effective change on the scale that these extraordinary times in which we live demand. Fellows within each of our graduate programs will enjoy financial and academic benefits while taking part in the unique curricular offerings here at Bard.
Benefits for Coverdell Fellows
|Tuition/fees for Complete Program||Value of Coverdell Fellowship||Net cost *|
|In state||$ 64,500||$ 20,500||$ 44,000|
|Out of state||$ 64,500||$ 20,500||$ 44,000|
Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from
Please note that the tuition and fees do change slightly each year, but Coverdell Fellows can expect to receive:
- CEP Fellowship: 30-40% off of tuition
- MBA Fellowship: 30% off of tuition
- $65 Application Waiver
- Program Assistantship opportunities: Bi-weekly stipend
The financial information above highlights the M.S. and M.Ed. programs in the Center for Environmental Policy. The MBA is Sustainability program's tuition and fees are approximately $75,500 with a Fellowship of $25,000 and final net cost of about $50,500. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Note: Tuition within Bard CEP and the MBA programs differs. The fellowship award number is based off the tuition of each program.
Fellowships awarded per year (average)
Annual cost of living (estimated)
Application fee waived?Yes
Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability Coverdell Fellows students are required to complete an internship and/or community engagement project in an underserved U.S. community over the course of the program in which they are enrolled. Program faculty and staff support Fellows in identifying key communities and projects to initiate this work. Students enrolled in the Center for Environmental Policy may complete both an internship supporting an underserved U.S. community and an internship abroad (to build upon an interest in international development work).
Jobs for program alumni
Program Officer in the Global Gender Office -- International Union for the Conservation of Nature Consultant -- Eversource Energy Standards Manager -- Bonsucro Program Assistant -- Forest Trends Association Program Officer -- ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability.
2 years (full-time), 3 years (part-time)
Online application, official transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume, admissions interview.
Applicants who seek to apply to the Coverdell Fellows program should submit an official DOS to the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability Admissions Office. RPCV's may indicate their status as a Coverdell Fellows applicant within the online application. Applicants who are accepted into a program of study will also be notified of their acceptance into the Bard Coverdell Fellows program.
End of August
- Low residency or distance learning
- Option to pursue degree part time while receiving the Coverdell Fellowship
Coverdell Fellows who wish to pursue a dual MS/JD with Pace Law are only eligible to receive Bard Coverdell Fellows benefits while enrolled at Bard.